Monday, October 22, 2007


So in the end, this is what I've spent the last week building (stupid hard drives).

Intel Core Duo E6750
Asus P5KE WiFi-AP board
2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-8500
BFG Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS OC2 320MB
2x160GB SATA RAID 1 (formats to about 150GB)
2x320GB SATA RAID 0 (formats to about 600GB)
LG Dual-layer SATA DVD burner
Antec TruePower 3-rail 650W PSU
WD 500GB SATA drive hooked up externally in a NexStar external HD case. With this attached, I have 1.25TB of space at my disposal, but the external drive is for backup and transfer purposes.

That's the new stuff. If graphic cards had stayed with the AGP standard instead of moving to PCI-E, I would have just bought a new card for my Athlon64 3500+ setup, but instead I spent a few dollars more to upgrade everything.

It's got my D-Link Extreme-N wireless card in there (the only reason I have a WiFi board is because you can't find the non WiFi version), along with my favourite DVD drive ever (Pioneer 10x slot-loader. The first DVD anything I owned), and I'm currently using the onboard sound, but methinks I'll be putting my SoundBlaster Audigy back in for the EAX capabilities which I believe has EAX 1.0 and 2.0 on it. It's all nestled snugly into my Lian Li PC-68 aluminum case with its four case fans (all quiet Zalman 80mm). Plugged in is my Samsung 225BW 22" flat panel monitor, and my Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard combo (don't remember the combo name, but the mouse is an MX700). The Canon MP750 multifunction printer/scanner is there too, but it's called a peripheral for a

I've never not claimed to be a geek. Now to call my cell provider and upgrade my phone to a Samsung u740 so I can have it before Vegas. Lots of texting is likely.

1 comment:

lj said...

eff samsung. sony ericsson rules.